Annual Don’t Give Up Day 2023

August 18, 2023 | by Chris Boyd


Join us in celebrating ‘Don’t Give Up Day’ 2023 on 18th August – a campaign that resonates with our boxing community ethos.

This day is all about mindset and determination. We all know that our sport is centred on those two things, in training and competing, whether you are a boxer, coach or official, it’s all about never giving up to get to where you want to be.

“Never give up” is what we are told throughout our lives, by our families, storybooks, teachers, coaches, mentors and peers.

The concept of motivation and its effect on the human brain has been studied for centuries, humans have always achieved more than they thought they could through their sheer willpower. With the right motivation, you can move mountains and never give up day was created for this reason.

This day is a reminder to keep chasing your dreams and never give up on them. Celebrate this day as a reminder of how amazing you are and motivate the people around you to encourage them to achieve what they want.

‘Never Give Up Day’ activity ideas

Motivate others

Make sure to check in on your family and friends who might be going through a difficult time – give them a call or text and let them know that they’re not alone. Encourage those in your boxing circle throughout training to reach their potential.

Encourage yourself

If you are undergoing a difficult situation in life, remind yourself that these times do not last, but strong people do. If you have been stalling on something that you want to do, take a leap of faith and just do it!

It isn’t always easy as a sportsperson. Facing up to defeat, coping with stress, even handling victory. It requires a lot of perseverance and a lot of hard work – but that’s one thing you can learn in sports. You don’t give up – you fight to the finish.

Make sure to share with England Boxing how you will be celebrating the day via #DontGiveUpDay.